Featuring some of the world’s top fiddlers String Sisters blends Nordic and Celtic traditions into a glorious riot of all-encompassing sound. Formed at Celtic Connections in 1998 by Shetland fiddler Catriona Macdonald the group has come back together on many special occasions rewarding audiences each time with a concert to remember.
The band combines the very considerable talents of Annbjørg Linn (Norway), Catriona Macdonald (Shetland), Emma Härdelin (Sweden), Liz Carroll (United States), Liz Knowles (United States) and Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (Ireland). Their backing band is no less accomplished as it features Tore Bruvoll (Norway) on guitar, Dave Milligan (Scotland) on piano, Conrad Molleson (Scotland) on bass and James Mackintosh (Scotland) on percussion.
Following their only 2016 appearance at Tønder Festival in August, String Sisters will reconvene to record their second album in June 2017. North American and European album launches are at the planning stage but we expect Canada in October 2017 and Scotland in January 2018. The band will also be available for festival appearances globally and tour from Summer 2017 onwards.